After a Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and all talk about exploratory organs. A bit of bad and then marks. Going the great it's all about certain acts of a very intimate. Physical nature and even eight Germans got a logical practice. I have to elevate the radio station game they've put in this position. -- be the parent of virtue and all of it is also act. Thank you much anyway a lot barks and by the way it among my show I think he's one of the great acts of our time and the you think the same ways I do bookmarks I have and I I is that they use what I like to wit and humor are just outstanding. And the combination of somebody with a an incredibly. Address that you be Agile and that's I'll mind I don't miss pronouncing both of those were that's intentional. I'm the combination of that with intelligence. In with a sense of humor is always something that's gonna win me over I don't know about you open to you I -- get a very very very very very Merry Christmas I was able pulled together for a few hours and -- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And as that and with the people about whom I hear most idea looked in the mirror were hours and as. You really -- And I -- see my family which sucked but -- now we -- a we had a terrific time. As we always. With the hourly dysfunctional family Christmas. Am. It just brought to mind. Because every year Thanksgiving. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you could talk all you want. About being dysfunctional. At all where -- dysfunctional family but I don't. Don't know anybody who says they don't have a dysfunctional family I have to ask the question do you. Have a dysfunctional family and what do you mean when you say this functional C idol -- I know I've been because I've experienced it now for a long time. And we actually here's what's kind of funny -- hopefully you guys do this that your place too when you get together with the BW of the most of the whole wide world. You try to analyze how all you ever got so dysfunctional as a family. And I think that would that would happen is that my debt. When he was running the ship when he was at the -- when he captain of the good ship out. I think that he was to -- in in some ways he was too strict. In some ways he was two German. And as he declined and then finally died I think that our uber rebellious nature's all of us here this. And as a result we like overcompensate. In the other direction if that makes cents. Because remember something poke your humble talk show host here is a cultural anthropologist. People fascinated me. I know that sometimes they discussed me and they make me sick and angry all that stuff but what you really are either people are just fascinating everybody's got a story. Everybody's got past everybody's -- motivation everybody's -- reasons for acting the way they act. And we try to analyze why we act the way we act which is basically like a twelve year old locker room. And it -- of them the women in my family. It does gonna say that if my brother Dick would die tomorrow I would be so all over his wife on this I mean. That it it was good enough for him. Then can work out too well however -- that. If it didn't work out -- -- -- Catherine of Eragon. But that apologies she's the woman and -- the abortion we can hang out with emboldened before he decided he'd had enough hurt and did the equivalent of the middle aged divorcee -- jumped off which is not what divorce lawyers -- your wallet but that's another story altogether. So it's great that be with you a game. A lot like thing at that -- lately but I think I'm just gonna keep on saying it. So my question the EU. Today right now here. This is live by the way that is not a -- is not a best I don't live I want to be like -- Christmas -- that did not work out my -- -- hunter for basically being a marathon man. But. When sandy -- retires. Which is probably not gonna be for another fifty years. And I don't want to oddly placed -- there is no way I ever want I mean seriously that's not something that's not a day that I would ever look forward to in the least trust me on them really don't. But I wanna do the morning show and I wanna -- the afternoon show what kind of a cycle mine. Seriously yeah work. Loves -- some work but. Why do you think your family is dysfunctional what do you may. What you say dysfunctional. And isn't something that bothers you does a grind your gears or is it something you'll laugh about. Now. Was there. In in your household together. Was there an overwhelming. Public. That came up over and over again what was the focus of your family's -- conversations on Christmas the and on Christmas Day. Illiteracy now what you might find interest. I don't know if you do or you don't and I'm just throwing it out here I'm on putting up -- pinata. And you can just whacked around with sticks and see if the candy comes out which is what I'm doing right now. Think of this year right now is a giant pinata it's hanging in the air -- your jobs take your club and the smash it until it comes out of Iraq. Which would sound like fun I was always jealous of the Mexican cute but what the Mexico and I said I'm glad I'm an American but seriously. Opt in our family you know guess what we really don't talk about all that much probably five -- 3% of the conversation take a while yes. -- -- politics. We do. Politics. Mean we. Well that the people who show up there and our hourly dysfunctional family Christmas is we all basically feel the same way. Most of us are gone owners gun carriers and carriers of various other things but up but we. -- curator for him -- I will not I promise you not -- -- and ten minutes focusing on -- certain. Practice engaged in the by people of a certain. Predilection. I'm gonna elevate the show today because I've got to pick up the pieces after Marc Stein then Russian show on drove us into the morals. I love the it was -- that but we talk about politics because there's really a if somebody is vehemently disagreeable. With what you are saying it does make for rather uncomfortable Christmas but. They don't really -- Seriously. All honestly they don't really hear. About the speaker of the house they don't care about the head of the center. Great they couldn't care less about Chuck Schumer Kirsten Gillibrand Byron brown or anything else it just does come up. And frankly pipeline to be a relief. -- on you guys I think political talk radio people who just come on the here and all the politics I don't care how good they are. Eventually. It kind of becomes like the same old song your member and I know I was guilty of that myself out with that analyze it. For as much as we talked about it. The more we talked about it peoples okay we get it there's nothing really more to say about theirs and that's I told you guys I did not want to turn this into the dog show. However grateful I am for all of the support all of the gun owners in Second Amendment constitutional rights people we have listening to the show. If you do it every day. You do is you get lost. You you'd -- Really it's one thing we have a brand it's one thing that focus but if you're doing this for a living you gotta be as it is possible to many people as possible and talk what you guys are interested and I know that my family. Believe the political stuff just does not come up. The Andy miserable way we talk about other family members. We remember fondly in most cases other family members we talk about that almost anything but politics. -- you guys the same way. Their families that get together and Wear sweaters and -- car organs and Wear ties to Christmas and basically set up right. And who square who talk about politics and world policy and all like a gorilla families like that out there. Because on my part one of a bit -- all the stuff on my -- Because it was just not my family you know my family is basically. Well I mean. White trash so. I'm Kerry a proud tradition now forward by the but white trash them -- line that's a bad drive here with some honor and a great deal of distinction and agree do you play. But. Your family first of all do you consider your family dysfunctional. And do you put the fun in dysfunction. Because everybody says that because -- -- put it up on FaceBook that image is on the year dysfunctional family. Somebody always says all we have a dysfunctional family through. Seat when I say dysfunctional my definition of my dysfunctional family is in digital locker room filled with twelve year old boys that's my family. And I love them. Because seriously they are collectively. The most real group of people in the world might -- Now she. -- him mob is accurately. Remember Saturday Night Live. I was Dana Carvey back in the day. -- That's my mother she is the church late. Wonder how inner -- mine she must feel about the fact that she actually spawned a whole generation of dysfunctional children. And I realize that this functionality. Really it is. To be viewed in the context of the larger times in which you. Because I'm sure that every generation has a picture of dysfunctional. Families and dysfunctional people within those families. Now. It's like a great example define normal. But about the temperament. I'm not trying to be too gentle -- I'm trying to put your brain to the test and notable atop after all the wash sale you enjoyed thank you. Thank you very cool and Goldman for reminding me of the word wash sale. Or wash sale if you prefer Shakespeare usable the bat but. In any event. Makes -- or family dysfunction. Seat we. Petraeus at -- we should have you know what. We should have a freaking reality -- because anything that happens in our -- Is funny year than anything I've ever seen on any TV reality -- Now. Everybody's got their own reality show Terrell Owens. His lasted what two episode three it was -- it lasted I guess just when they're good TO. Course that added nothing to do with marketing TO in TO had nothing to do better of course but. We revel in week in Georgia. We have -- whether we don't take ourselves too seriously. That's what apparently is all about. And I'm always curious to know what makes your family dysfunction. It is it pleasant is it comfortable because all I can tell you folks is that. When Wheatley. A -- dysfunctional family holidays like Christmas Eve and Christmas. It's honest to goodness folks these are some of the best memories I will ever have in my entire life. Because we laugh. I don't know of any -- As dysfunctional as we are that laughs at themselves more than -- week. Seriously -- -- out the door. It's like all over stocks. Because. Four or five hours to go by you don't even look at your watch. You don't inject yourself ball. Because it's so damn. And if a market enlighten you on the various things we discussed as a dysfunctional family. But let me simply just bring back the injury of the twelve year old boys in the locker. Except I have to X opened my sister in law Mary -- she and my mom they are the two voices of reason. In in the family there the two normal people in the -- everybody else we are wet can -- funny. Or just plain wacky -- however you prefer to say but we honest to goodness folks. And I hope you had the same kind of love and experiences in -- them. It is my family. To love. I'm I'd love them to pieces. And we're so different and so many wage which are similar in so many ways but what you can sit through. Four or five or family gathering and -- and 90% of the time -- your ass off. You had a great Christmas you've got a great new years you've got a great Christmas. And I'm very proud to tell you and if you go to my FaceBook page you'll see -- in fact that is my chance to have the FaceBook page if you go to Tom -- -- In my last name -- -- Be a UER. -- It's like power everybody knows a bout you gotta support your life you -- the school with a -- to play hockey at the kidney Billy power -- the procedure is that -- because it was at such great hockey teams that rivalry is still wouldn't be so here I'm convinced. And say Jones is a great school and I'm not -- saint -- but I was the guy on the other team. Who had the play against your guys and and believe me. You -- the toughest teams we -- a place. And but anyway it legally Bauer terrific hockey player so I go about our -- the other -- -- -- but. It is at LC and Ian. And you can go to my FaceBook page. And I'm happy to announce one of my sitting at my FaceBook page you may ask because. Does anybody remember. My reference -- the infamous wall of that's what's called the wall of -- This is not the that is average picture we. We. My brother's name is Richard. And for as long as I can remember I've called him -- When I was a little boy I called -- Dickey at left that up until about 25 years old Michael when you believe that. Apparently realized that I'm grown up he's grown up it's that it. But. As they were -- He it's quite the accomplished musician and appease government in this publicly but he actually had a song in the movies baseball by Mel Brooks cell. I can't help myself sometimes but anyway he's in -- -- since The Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan Show that was his introduction to music as he is Rick -- guitar and started playing guitar and easy virtuoso. Guitar player he is on the freaking believable as the guitar player. You know awful musical in a couple of times and that's the but. In his own tribute in his own Dan he has the wall. I exaggerating when I say the wall of Dick. But I could not be more serious if I tried to be more serious. On my FaceBook page. You'll see the wall of -- I took a picture of the wall of did last night. And it's now keep in mind these are photographs. It's a collage of photographs. Right. From different areas and because at the copy of a copy. It's not as crisp as I'd like it to be. But it does give you the idea of what the wall of -- is all about and that's only part of the -- there is more to all of that but I think it by the music could be it would have been really clear on FaceBook. So go to my FaceBook page scroll down just a little bit and you'll see that the wall of Dick actually exists. You break -- jail all of them all. 325. Your family dysfunctional -- tell me what do you mean by dysfunctional ideological. You mean that's important it would kill me all of -- It would kill to be a family. Where everybody acts nice and act civil an -- polite. And that in the car on the drive home all the dues each other in the back and you only 22 and -- and a that's stuff we drive me crazy connecting its own. Now don't go anywhere in the I'm I am just look at all birders to WB Ian. I go to break format. This is an open letter to my brother Dick. I actually stopped my brother -- the virtuoso guitar player who probably knows by heart and by rote memory twenty. Thousand songs. Of the twentieth and 21 century yet. He did not know this song so -- I'm just gonna give you a little bit of musical education. The first verse of one of my favorite country guys on my all time favorite songs yes ladies and gentlemen Rodney Crowell is our first musical break and a -- actually. And -- memorize there's. Updated ticket question. Now I can almost guarantee he already knows he picked it up within the first a couple of by a couple of chords in the first couple easy -- so I'll probably call into the show with -- amplifier you'll probably play it live on the -- -- my brother at all. But you know it's kind of funny you got a musician in your family. And and who doesn't right you got somebody plays piano so he plays violin and he plays the -- Pollutes your -- -- like imagine it's starting its armed that you -- plays guitar. Seriously folks one and I hope. Folks this isn't about the I'm trying to get memories for -- yesterday out of your mind. What I mean to say is I'm trying to extract them from your mind and share them with us that so much easier way to phrase that but. He. He took out this guitar. Unfortunately guitar talent runs in the family it except. Well -- but. Except for me except for. Whatever but anyway -- our brother picked up my nephews. Grouch. Was at the white falcons that was the thing is the it beautiful guitar it's like the -- Stephen Stills used to play Crosby stills Nash Buffalo Springfield and various derivation thereof. So anyway. Now this is the one thing we're certain there and he starts. Basically doing and that to with a guitar. And all I did was I said Buffalo Springfield. Now he has not played Buffalo Springfield songs now they were grouped by the way in the -- for those who don't know Buffalo Springfield was not from buffalo I used to think they were when I was a little care. Because when your little kid you're born in buffalo anything that has buffalo you think relates to you. So anyway. They were grouped it in a very very very important group of the 1960s actually I daresay Buffalo Springfield was one of the early. I hate to say -- but country rock crossover bands -- And he gets starts whipping out the soldier one of their joke. -- he -- play in this one and I was dazzled because folks -- this sort of like twenty it's. McEnroe -- it. Yeah. -- Do -- and I. Guys keep in mind there are competing with The Beatles the rolling stalled -- a bunch of wanna hit wonders in the 1960s I don't think they ever really got their due in mainstream American. Self instantly add to the song I can actually play that one rock and -- woman -- Then then the and again folks if you've got a musician in your family I hope you're smiling from ear to ear right now because hopefully you know at the same experiences yesterday or whenever you get together with your beloved family. Then he whips out this one. Which I knew by the way the first couple notes he started playing. I -- folks. -- -- about your family that I wanna hear about your about what your family Christmas all about -- -- and emails say it's related topic right. On politics -- care about politics right now if that after Christmas. And the -- soul. And that's what this might sound but it's I assure you it is not contrived it's not made up it's not only in anyway shape for. But I embrace. My -- this functionality. And I look forward. I look forward. To our gatherings because they are always. Jobs are writing it probably you could honestly say. You spent five hours with your family in Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. And it seems like twenty minutes and you hate to leave. I believe the ten dirty little because I was going to be welcomed today I would stay another two hours. And it was my mom's driver's well my mom will blood drive at night anymore which I respect so I was her drivers and by the way I'll have you know. Therefore as dysfunctional as your favorite talk show host might be. On the up arguments and he beat -- and compete. But as dysfunctional. As I may be say what you will I am a gentleman. And I escorted my mother is so proud. -- front I escorted her to my Jeep. I helped her get into the -- -- it's not so good after eighty years on this planet and on the way in a major she got out of the car safely and icy streets. And you know. I'm trying to see I'm I'm starting to get emotional about Paris because I hope. That you guys listening to my voice right now. Head as much genuine fun and not forced contrived it smiles. On Christmas. And I think that what do most love about my family is the fact that we are genuine if we think somebody is being an AM. Will say if we think somebody is off his rocker will say it. But there's -- very little of that they're really. Okay what was the highlight Joseph wants to know the highlight. Okay jewelry -- sure you're really -- -- the highlight because it's not pretty. All right I'll highlight of the -- family Christmas. My sister in law who's very hot I don't know -- my brother scored that but he he hit the jackpot. She's she is a beautiful woman. Educate them again. Sounds rather incestuous doesn't -- this is -- tempered remarks not but. But she got what he obviously com. You looks of spin you look so. So why can't come over for there introduction to the hourly dysfunctional family Christmas. And -- my day that might my kids in my ex wife bought me this beautiful shirt that I loved by the way absolutely awesome shirt. So I took the -- is wearing off. You know right forever because we're like here and everybody's like duke. And working all public way that you lost. And finally my sister made a comment that -- I can't hear that on the year basically it was a reference to her growing excitement -- -- Now keep in mind world joking having fun. So leaving me yes I had to do the magic Mike there. Yes I did I I had to do little male dance. For my sister in law who's sitting next to my sister. And going to go into great detail about this but suffice it to say if that video ever surfaces on YouTube. I am probably going to be arrested -- -- -- -- Yeah I'm under but I do it but see that's my family that and that's why you know I I just I want -- -- It's. It's just hard to put into words there is a certain chemistry. That exists. Now about yours. It is your Christmas -- is right -- is like suggests or is it. We all Wear ties that -- circulation to our brains we work hard organs and our wingtip shoes are polished to a glossy shine. Is your family you know what that's fine if it is that's fine. -- did your family fall you guys normal -- were not normal. Now we're we're not but we revel in not being normal basically were a bunch of rebels. If I had to put that where butcher rebels were non conformist. Children my -- church lady might -- German. -- I loved him -- for what. You know he raised four kids and very little money. But that is doing and he loved his family in his own way he loved this. Right let's go to trucker -- cellphone and WB Ian -- and or not least -- -- Mary Christina Merry Christmas you're -- what's gonna. Oh man outside it and you don't. I love about like you can allow prisoners in my family while you're at saying it is it is -- gut every year rockers legal. It's it's it's what these Eagles that's where. OK we gonna rebel otherwise I'll simply aren't -- quite sister in law's house of medical device. -- -- but that's like -- and -- -- -- sensible about it doubled yet I got to go to church swept by brother. Book clubs and put that I have you ogle and -- one back or buy a moderate -- out Oprah gets shall later. And I had to eat food every place to be I don't eat and so they're gonna be so -- -- they're so. It should be. Nobody. Well you know what. If I may offer some advice is there any opportunity where you guys could just pick one place and just have your Christmas at one place having. Are your in laws and and you'd be close enough to be able to do that because if you are that's half the battle of life. You know straddling. I don't know -- thousand picking up and everybody. I think next year Armitage -- predict it to a ministry yours or your warrior I would like not good side not yet. Non manager agent that duality here to get everybody -- to -- desperately. And -- by yourself like thousand dollar all paid up your credit card or an expert at its -- -- It's not but it'll. Ask you question. I am. Well below -- a lot of people don't -- -- -- played out Saturday at -- really share of pages like look younger -- -- -- to -- -- -- listen -- -- Well I'll have a guy is well idiots will be there were really -- -- Saturday night. Well then we are played at Iraq get a little like you're hero. There. Is that the place that had like a bunch of different names in the past the charter got it okay well I hope you. I hope drug good crowd but just. You know what I wanna play a story because again I'm trying to relate this to my audience this is not about me. I am trying to start a conversation about your family. And you know the form of workers or call 8030930. Starlet thirty on the cell 180616. WB yeah but. You know my kids. And RB you know my my ex wife and I are divorced but friendly. And my kids I always tell them every single year guys I don't want you stressing yourself out. Because there and it does a great job with Christmas she makes lasagna every year my ex wife does a beautiful job with Christmas every year. And my kids also wanna see me. But my kids you know they sleep late so the days of getting up at 9 in the morning to open presents or 6 in the morning those are long -- But I told -- guys you know I love you. Here you know you can show up at a local vick's house or catch up with -- later and -- I'm so proud of my son and my daughter because. They loved their family on my side so much. That they stopped by for maybe a half hour just to make sure that they were able to say hello and Merry Christmas to everybody. And if you have 1 central base of operations for the holidays. Believe that takes a lot of stress and answer can it sounds like you're putting yourself through unnecessary stress. You know you worried though like OK you get all these different personalities together and you're -- the sides and a babbling and you don't mean that in all the sort of one person to be taught because -- right so it's kind of weird -- put it this way. I can tell it well -- -- -- works because what would be have to -- when I got married -- it is for instance. And you'll get that valuable to all the -- hard it. You got what part of -- go oh my god you know I kept leaving just keep -- -- birdie he'd use that at all like I've never played them go to the witty yet. You know I mean it's what you that you -- all these people urgency out -- your -- Boy and this is this is gonna. You know there are people. But can there are people live that way you know and they live this I'm sorry but I I don't know how can live that way. Because when the power -- in the -- geez get together it is. -- it's their right it is an -- that we actually love each jogger and he genuine love for each other seriously. Each other Natalie you know we love each -- I'd get to the point where. -- you -- help your Elliott apple -- -- ugly brawl short side. That said sure sure -- -- -- and -- But you know it's like. I don't know it out that they're huge but if you look at the look at it this way. If you did great part about it is you can separate yourself when it replaces. Exceeds it in try to work every -- or you can just reward for themselves. Over here that make your question that we electorate are up to you to stop by there are what you. 22 and a weather out it to all this -- otherwise you know what I mean it will. Yeah obviously a lot of this is dependent of the family dynamic and whether or not it's even feasible because of somebody who lives in East Aurora and somebody else lives in Lewiston Amir's two and a half hours right there just driving depending on the weather. I don't pick up your house expresses. And the majority government that. Well I was gonna say you come to my house why not everybody else does anyway. Thanks very much and I'm I'm glad you I'm glad you called -- Little inside joke for the Amber's got it is at 348 WBBM its hourly. 348. And that we're we're having fun today I'm not gonna do politics I don't feel like talking about politics a lot of talk about your family and what you guys do on Christmas because I have to tell you I am on the on the seventh heaven right now. Having spent all that time with the people I care most about in the entire world my flesh and blood my family. And I get a break and this this year every caller should be like and that's exactly what I want a year. Well your take on what he said 8030930. WB EN. Do you have like an hour in the books already on this program folks I. I hope you're having as much fun listening is I am doing this program live it's -- -- -- is not a best I have used up -- you know what -- -- hear from got a couple vacation days left I'm letting you pick your instrument company this year -- that the -- up. Were other reasons but that I'm here I'm alive and I'm having a blast in as the day after Christmas and seriously folks. I want your input. On where the York family. The days. Loose and easy and fun on Christmas or whether your idea of a nice family get together is everybody -- Don't Wear a sweater and a high and shoes polished to a mirror like finish whatever works for you. Is what works for you and is to be respected. I'm simply sharing with you the idea that my family we are we love each other like. I mean sure we would take bullets for each -- -- my -- -- he offered to act as my human shield that. We would take bullets retailer but we if you listen to which you think were bunch of degenerates.